Corey Behnke got the start he was looking for. The rest of the game – not so much.
Behnke’s Chilton boys basketball team stunned Kiel with a 12-3 lead to start the game before the Raiders roared back with a spark off the bench and it was all Kiel after the first five minutes in an 84-54 Eastern Wisconsin Conference game Tuesday night at Kiel High School.
That spark came in the form of reserve guard Mitch Endries.
After Kiel fell behind by nine, Endries scored all eight of his points in a 23-4 run that put the Raiders up 26-16. It would be 42-23 Raiders by halftime.
Kiel coach Marcus Rumpff, whose team won for the 12th straight time said his team showed their resiliency.
“We struggled out of the gate, but Mitch ended up being our spark and I think others fed off that.”
Kiel knocked down 13 three-point field goals led by Carson Lepisto’s five bombs. Pierce Arenz and Travis Kohlmann had four triples each with Kohlmann and Chilton’s Lukas Halbach sharing game scoring honors with 22 apiece.
“We didn’t do things differently,” said Chilton coach Corey Behnke.
“Kiel just got hot. There’s a reason why they have the record they do. A lot of weapons.”
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Boys Basketball (Conference/Overall)
Manitowoc Roncalli 12-0 (14-3)
Kiel 10-2 (18-2)
Valders 7-6 (10-11)
Brillion 6-6 (10-8)
Chilton 4-8 (5-10)
Two Rivers 4-9 (5-12)
New Holstein 3-8-1 (4-9-1)
Sheboygan Falls 2-9-1 (4-11-1)